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Children’s Hospital of Michigan Recognized as a Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) Accredited Center of Care

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan has been recognized as a Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) Accredited Center of Care. This program honors medical centers in the U.S. and Canada that provide high-quality cardiac care and specialized disease management to children with cardiomyopathy.

“It’s an honor to receive this accreditation as it speaks to the high level of care our physicians at Children’s Hospital of Michigan provide to patients,” said Luanne Thomas Ewald, CEO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan. “The cardiac expression of these genetic diseases starts early in some patients and our team goes above and beyond every day to ensure the highest quality of care for our patients.”

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan is just one of 38 locations in North America to receive a CCF Accredited Center of Care designation. Center accreditation is based on hospital data reported by centers and cross-referenced against CCF’s center requirements.

WHAT IS CARDIOMYOPATHY?

Cardiomyopathy is a complex and variable disease in children with only a quarter of those diagnosed having a known cause. Like other chronic illnesses, pediatric cardiomyopathy requires a team approach to provide comprehensive care. Center accreditation assures specialized cardiac care and assists families in selecting a treatment provider that is highly skilled and experienced in treating all forms of pediatric cardiomyopathy.

ACCREDITED CENTERS MANAGE A HIGH VOLUME OF PATIENTS

Centers meeting CCF’s criteria will be designated as a CCF-accredited center of care for two years. In general, accredited centers manage a high volume of pediatric cardiomyopathy patients, offer a variety of pediatric patient services, and specialize in the treatment and management of cardiomyopathy in children, and are affiliated with an academic institution with a research focus.

Visit www.childrensdmc.org for more information about The Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

SOURCE: The Children’s Hospital of Michigan


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